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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 25

              Five miles west of Sturgis, S.D.

When:   2:01 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020


Driver No 1: Male, 21, Fatal Injuries

Passengers:    Male, 55, Fatal Injuries

                     Male, 22, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Maserati Ghibli


Driver No. 2: Male, 77, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, 74, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Freightliner Cascadia


STURGIS, S.D. – Three men died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Sturgis.


Names of the people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.


A 2016 Freightliner Cascadia semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it was rear-ended by a 2015 Maserati Ghibli.


All three occupants of the Maserati were pronounced dead at the scene. All three were wearing seat belts.


The two occupants of the semi-truck, the 77-year-old male driver and the 74-year-old female passenger, were not injured. The driver was wearing a seat belt and the passenger was not.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this time.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/. Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.